It really is amusing, as GamingReport points out, when game companies “announce” things that are about to come out and that we’ve all known about forever. However, the unveiling of the official Neopets TCG web site coincides nicely with this mini-essay on the . That’s definitely worth a read. (Hmm… I wonder how many of Neopets.com‘s 63 million users are accounted for by kids who created an account when they first learned how to use the site, and now think they have to go through the process every time they want to play.) As far as the card game goes, the Flash demo indicates that it hews closer to the WotC Star Wars TCG design than to Magic or Pokemon. So there is a real game in there… more so than in HumAliens, that’s for damn sure.